Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of theater, music, exhibits and more

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Performances/On Stage

Aida

The hit musical based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Thursday and Friday, May 30-31, 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 2, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, June 5, 8 p.m. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.

The Beach Boys

Mike Love and the band in concert, Thursday, May 30, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Roger Street Friedman

The Sea Cliff-based singer-songwriter and his band, featuring Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, Thursday, May 30, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Midtown Men

Original cast members of Jersey Boys in concert, Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. The Space, 250 Post Ave. Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.thespaceatwestbury.com.

Stanton Anderson Band

The popular Long Island-based blues rock band in concert, with the Pam Betti Band, Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

West Side Story

The groundbreaking musical set in 1950s Manhattan, Friday and Saturday, May 31--June 1, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 2, 3 p.m. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400 or www.merrick-theatre.com.

Appetite for Destruction

The Guns N’ Roses tribute band in concert, with special guest Bon Journey, Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

Disco Unlimited

Boogie with the popular cover band, Saturday, June 1, 9 p.m. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 783-7500 or www.muls.com.

Gary U.S. Bonds

The R&B-rock ‘n roll icon in concert, Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

70s Soul Jam

Soul and disco bands perform, Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m. With The Stylistics, The Emotions, Peaches & Herb, Eddie Holman and Carl Carlton. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

All IIz Well

The group in concert, Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m. Program includes 80s and 90s hits from Earth Wind & Fire, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and more. Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.

David Bowie: Live on Mars

A tribute to the iconic pop hero, Sunday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.

Graham Parker

The Rumour frontman in concert, Sunday, June 2, 7 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Kevin James

The popular actor-comedian on the stand-up circuit, Sunday, June 2, 7 p.m. With special guest Gary Valentine. TThe Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

South Shore Symphony

The popular orchestra in concert, performing Mahler’s 3rd Symphony, with the St. Agnes Cathedral Choir, Sunday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre. For information visit www.sssymphony.org.

Stella and Lou

A Script-In-Hand Theatre production of Bruce Graham’s comedy-drama that offers an intimate portrayal of friendship, forgiveness and the longing for companionship, Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m. Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 766-2360.

United Choral Society

The chorus presents its annual spring concert, Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Half Step

The Grateful Dead tribute band in concert, Wednesday, June 5, 8 p.m. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 413-3535 or

www.myfathersplace.com.

Copperline

The band in concert, with a tribute to James Taylor, Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.

Howard Jones

The new wave icon/synth pioneer in concert, Thursday, June 6, 8 p.m. With special guest Men Without Hats and All Hail the Silence. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

For the Kids

The LIttle Mermaid Jr.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends, adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the beloved film, presented by Long Island Ballet Theatre, Thursday and Friday, May 30-31, 7 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington (631) 271-4626 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Storybook Stroll

Stroll Old Westbury Gardens and hear a reading of Enid Blyton’s “Susie and Her Shadow,” Saturday, June 1, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Then make a take-home craft. For ages 3-5. Free with admission. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.oldwestbury.org

Studio Saturday

Drop into Nassau County Museum of Art’s Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibition, Saturday, June 1, 12-3 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

My Butterfly

Songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith’s new musical adventure that follows a young elf who nurtures a baby butterfly egg, Sunday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, June 4-7, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. For ages 3-10. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www. licm.org.

Pajama Story Time

Come dressed in comfy pjs for some bedtime stories and songs, Wednesday, June, 5, 7 p.m. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.

Museums/ Galleries and more...

Galapagos: Face to Face

A solo exhibition of works depicting the Galapagos Islands by photographer Holly Gordon. The photos examine our relationship with the environment. Through May 30. Bevilacqua Gallery, Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 323-3196 or www.molloy.edu.

Inspiration: Japanese Woodblock Prints

An exhibition prints drawn from the Museum’s collection of more than 60 historical woodblock prints, primarily from the 19th century (Edo period), that focus on themes of landscape, nature, courtesans, and Kabuki actors. Also on view are examples of contemporary woodblock printmaking and Manga (Japanese comics). Through July 26. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940

A sweeping survey of American Impressionism, Ihe exhibition reveals the transformative influence of Impressionism on American art between the years of the Hudson River School—whose majestic landscapes influenced, and then gradually gave way to, French Impressionist–inspired works—and modernist trends of the early 20th century. Featured artists include Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garber, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Ernest Lawson, Thomas Moran, Edward Willis Redfield, and Guy Carleton Wiggins. Through Aug. 18 Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.

Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II

An original exhibition that explores how vsual artists continued to push against traditional concepts in the aftermath of World War II, building upon the aesthetic ideas of the avant-garde that began at the turn of the 20th century. Representational art, depicting reality, vied with non-objective modes of expression are viewed through the works of varied artists. Through Aug. 18. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.

That 80s Show

An exhibition that revisits one of the most dynamic eras in American art history. More than 100 works by the great personalities of the ‘80s, including Eric Fischl, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others. The show also features a music and sports memorabilia, “hall of fame.” Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Afternoon Movie

See “At Eternity’s Gate,” the biopic that focuses on the final years of Vincent van Gogh’s life. Friday, May 31, 1 p.m. East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow. 794-2570.